CT: Litchfield County- Washington- Steep Rock Preserve

Don’t be deceived by the name. Steep Rock has options for everyone.

Steep Rock preserve certainly has character with its bridges, train tunnel, rock scrambles and summit. There are different levels of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.

Along the Shepaug River there were many wonderful vistas and opportunities to pause with picnic tables.

I did a trail loop around the river clockwise. I have read some have recommended counter clockwise. The clockwise route starts flat beside the river.

There is an opportunity to then go onto the trail that leads to the train tunnel. Which had a majestic look as you enter into the darkness, within as you listen to the echos and as you exit to the light with the colorful trees beyond.

Returning back on the other side of the river was a different type of hike. There are portions that are indeed a rock scramble where you need your hands as well as your feet to get over the rocks along the side of a narrow path.

There are other trail options as well as a hike to a summit which I look forward to when I return.

I recommend having lunch at GW Tavern which is also along the river with outdoor dining. They’re food and ambience deserve and has its own blog.

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Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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